IRCTC launches book tatkal ticket now, pay later scheme
New Delhi: Indian Railways has introduced a new facility to book Tatkal ticketsthrough IRCTC’s website – “buy rail tickets now and pay later”.
Under this scheme, a customer has the option to pay after 15 days of booking an e-ticket through the IRCTC website – irctc.co.in. This facility is also available for booking Tatkal tickets.
The service charge levied on using ‘ePaylater’ scheme is 3.50 per cent of the transaction amount and applicable taxes. ‘ePaylater’ is displayed as an option at the payment page of the IRCTC website to make people aware about the availability of this method.
Till now, this service was available only for general reservations. For tatkal bookings people had to pay first via the standard online payment gateways before the IRCTC portal confirmed their ticket.
For tatkal tickets, IRCTC users will be able to pay via cash, debit card or credit card by opting to have tickets delivered at their doorstep, said IRCTC payment provider Anduril Technologies.
IRCTC processes 130,000 tatkal transactions daily. A majority of these tickets is booked within minutes of the quota opening.